Kaori Ito

Born in Japan in 1979, Kaori Ito has performed for Philippe Decouflé, Angelin Preljocaj, Alain Platel, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and James Thierrée before embarking on her own choreographic adventure through collaborations with Aurélien Bory, Olivier Martin Salvan, or for her own company. A polymorphic artist, she also makes videos and paintings and regularly collaborates in theatre and cinema (Édouard Baer, Denis Podalydès or Alejandro Jodorowsky).

Between 2015 and 2018, she is developing a creative cycle that has given rise to an autobiographical trilogy Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots (with her father - 2015), Embrase-Moi (with her companion - 2017) and Robot, l'amour éternel (solo - January 2018). She received the SACD's New Choreographic Talent Award and was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Kaori also appears in Alejandro Jodorowsky's Poesía sin fin, released for the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2016, in Édouard Baer's Ouvert la nuit and in Flora Lau's Luz alongside Isabelle Huppert (to be released in 2019). In 2016, she created Puedo Flotar as part of a commission from the BANCH - National Ballet of Chile. For Japonismes 2018, she creates Is it worth to save us? with Japanese actor Mirai Moriyama.

In 2020, she created a piece for 6 performers, Dears, and collaborated with Yoshi Oïda for modern Nô adapted by Jean-Claude Carrière.

In 2021, convinced of the need to make children's words heard and their innate creativity, Kaori Ito created Le Monde àl'envers, her first show for young audiences.

update 2022

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